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A short history of early Hebrew: cases articles, alphabets and some early texts

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dc.contributor.author Van Rooy, Herculaas Frederik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-23T07:42:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-23T07:42:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Van Rooy, H.F. 2011. A short history of early Hebrew: cases articles, alphabets and some early texts. Journal for Semitics/Tydskrif vir Semitistiek, 20(1):1-17. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za.nwulib.nwu.ac.za/sa_epublication/semit] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1013-8471
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7549
dc.description Published by the Southern African Society for Near Eastern Studies (SASNES). en_US
dc.description.abstract This article discusses some aspects of the early history of Hebrew, in the light of the view still held by many conservative or evangelical scholars that Moses wrote the Pentateuch. Important questions to be answered are what alphabet could have been used at about 1200 B.C.E., what was the state of Northwest Semitic languages at that stage and how did Hebrew evolve from the older language strata. Important indications are the developments regarding cases, articles, vowel letters and the loss of certain consonants. For the discussion a number of Ugaritic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Phoenician texts are discussed. The language of the last part of the second millennium and the language of the Pentateuch clearly come from different eras. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press
dc.title A short history of early Hebrew: cases articles, alphabets and some early texts en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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